Review: The Witch Stone (Court of Ash and Stone #1) by Jasmine Hong

One of the unfortunate truths in life is that if someone dumps a war on your doorstep in the small hours of the morning, well, you’re kind of stuck with it. Especially if that war comes in the form of a mostly naked man and he just happens to be one of the most powerful beings in the city.

And your ex.

Another unfortunate truth: No matter how poorly things ended, you’re going to wind up scraping him up off the cement and dragging him in off your doorstep. And, of course, that’s when the real trouble begins.

4 Debut Hearts!

I don’t really know what I just read, but I surely enjoyed what I got!

Extremely rich with imagination, this is a complex world of magic and hierarchy, full of court politics, different dimensions, and constant power struggles taking place.

From what I can glean, Cal is from a very powerful matriarchal and magical family. He’s not as valued because he’s male, but that all changes when his ex shows up on his doorstep with a stone of power indicating that the current court of the city is dead. Now, he’s been tasked by the stone itself to find the new lord that will help keep the city running and safe, but there's all sorts trying to prevent that from happening.

This was reminiscent of complex urban fantasy that constantly will keep you on your toes. You’ve got demons, emissaries, clan feuds, and a goddess of mischief, all vying for their piece of the pie as the raw loose power tries to find a balance through Cal and company.

This was fast paced, with so much info thrown at you making you want to know more instead of throwing your hands up in frustration. There’s not a straightforward romance here - yet - but the promise of some delicious push pull has been set in motion. I’m definitely impressed and intrigued by what a mere 103 pages brought to the table and honestly, the next installment can’t come soon enough!

Thank you to the author/publisher for a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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